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"a spacious French car"

Translation:سَيّارة فَرَنْسِيّة واسِعة

July 7, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/S.E.M.1

What is the right order for stuff and countries as adjectives?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/arabmouni

It all depends on the articles. If you are trying to say that an indefinite article is x, y, z....you say the adjectives first and the object last. In English, this would look like: "a car big" (read "a big car"). If you are trying to say an "x, y, z specific object"...then the DEFINITE articled object comes first with all of the adjectives after also matching the definiteness of the object. In English, this would look like: "The car the big" (read, "the big car"). If you are trying to say that a deifnite object IS x, y, z...then the articles should not match and the object comes first. In English this would look like: "the car a big" (read, "the car is big"). Confusing? Definitely. Pun intended. But hope this helps somewhat. Just keep practicing and you will see the patterns.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SyaaFii

Confused indeed. :'(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Susan569895

I think the country comes first and then the other adjectives


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mc0re

I responded سَيَارة واسِعة فَرَنْسِيّة and got an error. Is the order of adjectives important? Like in English one should first state geometrical properties, then temporal, then visual - "a big old red barn".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kara5712800

Do not pay a lot of attention to this

As a native speaker both order are understandable...although سيارة فرنسية واسعة is more natural


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Muslimma2020

So the literal translation is car french spacious


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MargaretCatambay

I keep getting this one wrong even though my anwer is the same as the correction. What am I missing?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bingav

I just got it marked correct and I wrote سعارة فرنسية ساعة Clearly what's right and wrong seems to be random with this app.

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